Grandmother of little boy killed in hit-and-run breaks down in tears

The little boy killed in a sickening hit-and-run loved nothing more than dressing up as his favourite superhero and going to the park.

Ethan Nguyen was struck in front of his ‘distraught’ mother and shocked onlookers on McIntyre Rd in Sunshine North, Melbourne’s west, at about 6:30pm on Thursday.

A photo of him provided by his aunt shows little Ethan enjoying a piece of corn – his hair all spiked up and an adorable pout that would go head-to-head with Derek Zoolander’s ‘Blue Steel’.

On Friday, his grief-stricken grandmother broke down in tears at the horror scene as the 73-year-old behind the wheel handed herself in.

Ethan’s parents arrived later on Thursday, sobbing as they placed tributes at a makeshift memorial on the side of the road.

The Heathcote Junction woman surrendered to police in the northern suburbs of Melbourne just after 9.30am after a desperate appeal by detectives for the mystery driver to come forward.

His heartbroken family gathered at the site of the accident on Friday morning, to pay tribute to the ‘sweet boy’.

‘He ran off into the street, his mother told him to stop. He stopped in the middle of the road and the car came and hit him,’ Ethan’s grandmother told Herald Sun as she broke down in tears.

A witness on Friday told Daily Mail Australia the vehicle that hit the child braked immediately after the accident, but quickly drove off.

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